Floating Support

Floating support is our service providing domestic advice and support to people over the age of 18, to enable them to maintain independence in their own homes. Floating support services are short-term (supporting people for less than two years) and are flexibile enough to support a person regardless of the type of accommodation in which he or she lives.

We offer floating support services for:

  • people in Redbridge aged 55+ with support needs

  • people with learning disabilities in Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

This kind of support service helps people to become more independent, and may mean that they can continue to live independently at home when, without support, it would be difficult for them to do so.

The type of things floating support can help with include:

  • Maintaining a home or tenancy

  • Budgeting and benefit claims

  • Developing independent living skills

  • Gaining access to other services, including important health services

  • Helping to make sure accommodation is safe and secure.

We cannot provide personal or health care through floating support. Other sources of funding are available for these services.

Older People Service in Redbridge

We offer floating support to people in Redbridge aged 55 or over with support needs, according to eligibility criteria. We also provide a specific Asian elders service. We can take referrals from professionals, family members or individuals themselves.

For more information on how to access this service, to refer someone, or to ask any other questions you may have, please get in touch: referralsopshub@outward.org.uk / 0208 553 9123

Please download the Redbridge Older People Floating Support referral form here

Learning Disability Services

Redbridge and Waltham Forest

This service is available to people with a learning disability, over the age of 18 and residing in Redbridge or Waltham Forest.

For Waltham Forest residents, we can only take referrals via Waltham Forest Social Care Teams, so if you feel you could benefit from this service please contact them at: wfdirect@walthamforest.gov.uk / 020 8496 3000

Redbridge residents, please contact the Redbridge Community Learning Disabilities Team on 020 8708 7081

For any further information, please contact Errol Servina at eservina@outward.org.uk / 020 8988 7897 / 07793 470130